US Facts       Footsteps of History       It Happened Here      
Mottos, Slogans and Nicknames       Noted Notables


Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For
Lake County, Indiana


"A Tree City, USA"

Page Contents for Whiting, Indiana

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.
The population of Whiting is approximately 5,155 (1990), 4997 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,318 (1990), 1899 (2010).
The amount of land area in Whiting is 4.565 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Whiting is 1.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 3.934 sq kilometers.
The distance from Whiting to Washington DC is 605 miles.
The distance to the Indiana state capital is 150 miles. (as the crow flies)
Whiting is positioned 41.67 degrees north of the equator and 87.48 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The average winter temperature is 20.1 (January) degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 72.9 (July) degrees F.


in the northwest corner of Indiana near Lake Michigan. Only 18 miles from Chicago, Illinois. Here is A map page for the Whiting area.
Return to Index

History & History Related Items

Whiting was named for "Pop Whiting." He was a railroad engineer whose train derailed. The place where the derailment took place became known as "Pop Whiting's Siding." Later the name was shortened to Whiting and is known by the same name today. For more historical information, please see this page on Whiting.
Return to Index

The incorporation of Whiting

1 October 1895 (town), 4 May 1903 (city)

Whiting City Government

Whiting City Hall
1443 119th St
Whiting, IN 46394-1742
Phone: 219-659-7704

Whiting has a Mayor/Council form of government with seven council members.

Whiting Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
1442 119th St
Whiting, IN 46394-1734
Phone: 219-659-0292

Whiting Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
1442 119th St
Whiting, IN 46394-1734
Phone: 219-659-0292

Whiting Libraries

Whiting Public Library
1735 Oliver Street
Whiting, IN 46394
Phone: (219) 473-4700 Ext. 11
Fax#: (219) 659-5833

Whiting City Mayor's Office
1443 119th St
Whiting, IN 46394-1742
Phone: 219-659-7700

Mary Gorman Specker Memorial Library
2400 New York Ave
Whiting, IN 46394-2146
Phone: 219-473-4372

Whiting Schools

Whiting Superintendent-Schools
1500 Center St
Whiting, IN 46394-1751
Phone: 219-659-0656


Calumet College Of St Joseph
2400 New York Ave
Whiting, IN 46394-2146
Phone: 219-473-7770 (Indiana)
Phone: 773-721-0202 (Illinois)
Toll-free: 877-700-9100 Whiting


The population of Whiting was:
1889 - 40
1892 - 3,000
1970 - 7,054
1980 - 5,630
1990 - 5,155

Contribute information for this community or any other community on the Key To TheCity website

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! Soon!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.

Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search